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What Should Farmers Know About Climate Change? Irrigation Water Management

2017-06-26 17:19:13| National Farmers Union

By Skylar Schneider, Executive Assistant, National Farmers Union Climate change presents a multitude of challenges for farmers, as extreme temperatures and erratic rainfall patterns can negatively impact crops. In order to prepare for these extreme conditions, such as drought, farmers can adopt energy-conserving practices. For example, water is a valuable natural resource that is absolutely […]

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Farmers Union Makes Rural Voices Heard on Healthcare

2017-06-21 22:25:29| National Farmers Union

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 21, 2017 Contact: Hannah Packman, 202-554-1600 hpackman@nfudc.org WASHINGTON As Senate Republicans rush to pass the American Health Care Act (AHCA) before the Fourth of July recess, National Farmers Union (NFU) continues to urge Congress to consider the needs of rural Americans in health care reform. Today, NFU President Roger Johnson […]

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What Should Farmers Know About Climate Change? Livestock & Carbon Sequestration

2017-06-19 18:55:33| National Farmers Union

By Jonathan Reinbold, Sustainability, Research & Grant Manager at Organic Valley Heres an interesting paradox: livestock is both a major contributor to and a solution for excess carbon in the atmosphere, which is intensifying climate change. The most conservative estimates suggest that raising livestock accounts for nearly 15% of global greenhouse gases emitted each year; the […]

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Drop in Soybean Prices Disappoints Zambian Farmers

2017-06-19 02:00:00| ThePigSite - Industry News

ZAMBIA - Farmers have cried foul on the drastic fall of the prices of soybeans by more than 100 per cent during this year’s maize marketing season.

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U.S. Policy Reversal on Cuba Eliminates Opportunity for Family Farmers

2017-06-16 20:10:34| National Farmers Union

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 16, 2017 Contact: Hannah Packman, 202-554-1654 hpackman@nfudc.org WASHINGTON During a speech today in Miami, Florida, President Donald Trump announced plans to roll back an Obama-era detente with Cuba, a move that will tighten export restrictions and create roadblocks in the distribution of goods, complicating agricultural trade with Cuba Highlighting the […]

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